Mark your calendars this Monday, June 25th, 11:45 a.m. to be at 3-8 A/B (Merchandise Mart), Phil Tadros will be on a panel discussing how small businesses are effectively generating new customers, buzz and ultimately money online. Here’s some more info below. RSVP here.
How Small Businesses Are Generating New Customers, Buzz and Money Online
The panel will reveal various online strategies that engage core communities around a project idea, use the internet to raise money and ultimately, how to combine both efforts to achieve business success. Learn why money is not the only benefit of crowdfunding, how successful small business owners are turning their customer bases into evangelists, and how you can do the same for your business or idea.
Moderated by : Adam Chapnick / Indiegogo / @adamchapnick
Adam Chapnick oversees Film and New Media at IndieGoGo, where he also serves as CEO of Distribber.com, a new-model flat-fee distribution service that places independent films on digital sales platforms such as iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and Cable VOD while allowing filmmakers to keep 100% of their revenue. He was recently named one of “19 Brave Thinkers in Independent Film” by uber-producer Ted Hope’s Truly Free Film blog. Adam speaks regularly on cutting edge distribution, fundraising and audience engagement strategies at markets and festivals including Sundance, South By Southwest, Digital Hollywood, AFM, WestDoc, Distribution U, The Conversation, Social Media Week, American Cinematheque and elsewhere. Adam also proudly serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors of the International Documentary Association.
Matt Johnson is a Chicago entrepreneur and co-founder of Project: Living Well, a retail/lifestyle brand that launched on IndieGoGo.com. He is a guest professor on EverydayService.org and has been featured in numerous publications including Trend Hunter, SocialBusiness.org, Advance Humanity and many others.
Matt Matros, founder of Protein Bar, created the go-to destination for individuals seeking quick and delicious menu options they need to live a healthy, active lifestyle. He developed his concept after practicing a high-protein diet himself that resulted in a 60-lb weight loss. After spending three and a half years in brand management for Kraft Foods, Matt decided to venture out on his own, applying his own personal health achievements and food industry expertise to this original business concept. From experience, he knows that a high-protein and active lifestyle can dramatically affect a person’s health and weight, and he hopes to help people achieve their lifestyle goals with Protein Bar.
Phil Tadros is frequently described as a serial entrepreneur. He bought his first coffeeshop when he was only 20-years old and has owned nine throughout Chicago since. His Chicago-based creative web agency, Doejo works with both new and established companies on web design and development; branding and art direction; video marketing campaigns, mobile apps, social media—and essentially acts as a think-tank startup accelerator. His newest coffeeshop venture is Bow Truss Coffee Roasters opening in Lakeview this summer. He continues to meet and consult with Doejo clients, manage internal projects, give guest lectures, speak on panels, judge entrepreneurial competitions and probably never sleeps.